Hydrotherapy

Child in swimming pool

Water has been used for thousands of years as a therapeutic remedy. The Romans were famous for their bathhouses; three hundred years ago the Georgian fashion for ‘taking the waters’ led to a boom in spa towns such as Bath, Buxton and Royal Tunbridge Wells; and people travel to Iceland from all over the world to bathe in the natural hot springs!

Hydrotherapy is a popular and highly beneficial form of exercise that is used extensively in physiotherapy and rehab work. It uses water to create a therapeutic environment for physiotherapy, and is a common treatment for conditions including muscular pain, joint aches, circulation problems, rheumatism, and arthritis.

Hydrotherapy water is much warmer than in a normal pool and is similar to warm bath water. Neuro physiotherapists use hydrotherapy to carry out special activities and exercises which have many benefits:

  • water has a naturally relaxing impact on people
  • it puts less strain on your joints as your body weight is supported
  • you can gain excellent muscular workouts because of the water's resistance
  • the warmth of the water acts as a pain reliever on sore joints
  • exercising in warm water increases blood flow, and helps oxygen transmit to important cells, organs and skin

Our physios are very experienced in the use of hydrotherapy and will create a bespoke range of activities for you that are appropriate for your condition as part of your rehab programme.

Improves core stability, relaxation and movement.

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0161 681 6887
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